Nov 21, 2012
A Department of Defense agency tasked with investigating personnel for security clearances said Friday that government contractors who work on top secret projects won’t find their clearances in jeopardy if they petition the White House to allow their states to secede from the U.S.
The Defense Security Service (DSS) wrote in a Nov. 16 bulletin to government contractors that ”erroneous statements have been made to the effect that DSS is directing contractors to treat the signing of such petitions as reportable adverse information.”
By “adverse information,” the agency means personal information that could lead the federal government to cancel — or to not renew — a “secret,” “top secret,” “Sensitive Compartmented Information” or other clearance level.
Many government contracts require companies to task sensitive work to citizens who have undergone extensive background checks and receive such clearances.
This article was posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 6:06 am